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CHEESY WILD RICE CASSEROLE

Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole is a perfect family dinner option for a cool fall evening. This chicken and wild rice casserole is packed with sweet and savory flavors, this is a complete dinner dish that the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole
Servings: 5 -7
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 6 oz box Uncle Ben's® Long Grain & Wild Rice Original or Fast Cook
  • 1 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups diced chicken cooked
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 3 sliced cooked crumbled bacon

Instructions

Prep

  • Spray an 8x8 cooking dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cook your chicken of choice before you assemble your casserole. This recipe isgreat for using a store bought rotisserie chicken, it tastes amazing and cutsout a lot of the work. You can also put your chicken in a crockpot to cookduring the day to speed this process up.
  • You also need to fry up the bacon, you can do it in the beginning or whilethe dish is baking. Cook and crumble it for the garnish.

Mix & Assemble

  • In the prepared baking dish, combine the Wild Rice & seasoning packet,chicken broth, cooked and diced chicken, diced apple, milk, and 1 cup ofshredded cheese. Stir gently.

Bake

  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Then, remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Garish

  • Next, top casserole with remaining ½ cup cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

This chicken and wild rice casserole is a complete dinner dish that the whole family will enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 1mg